Film Poll 2014

Votes by David Ansen

Best Film

Best Actor

1. Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
2. Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel
3. Irffan Khan, The Lunchbox

Best Actress

1. Paulina García, Gloria
2. Tilda Swinton, Only Lovers Left Alive
3. Emmanuelle Devos, Violette

Best Supporting Actress

1. Agata Kulesza, Ida
2. Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
3. Emma Stone, Birdman

Best Supporting Actor

1. J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
2. Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
3. Jeff Goldblum, Le Week-End

Best Undistributed Film

1. Someone You Love
2. Stray Dog
3. Of Horses and Men

Best Director

Richard Linklater,

Best Screenplay


Best Documentary

Last Days in Vietnam

Best First Feature

The Babadook

Best Animated Feature

The LEGO Movie

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How the Film Poll Works

This year, 85 critics from across the country voted for their favorite films, performances, and filmmakers in 13 categories. Films were awarded five points each. A film is eligible only in the year that it was first distributed in the U.S. For six of those categories (Best Film of the Year, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Undistributed Film), critics had the option to either "rank" or "unrank" their votes. For example, in the Best Film category, where ten votes are possible, a ranked ballot's #1 choice was awarded 10 points, the #2 choice nine points, etc. On ballots designated as "unranked," films were awarded five points each, and performances two points. Ties of any kind were not allowed.

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